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Opinion

Letter: Market Basket officials take note

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: An open letter to the recently elected management of Market Basket from a customer in Rindge: You were recently elected to replace someone that the board concluded was not maximizing the potential profit and growth of Market Basket. However, he ran a company with a solid base business and the hard-earned trust, respect and admiration of vendors, employees and customers. Not only is he banished from what … 0

Letter: Construction zone is disorganized

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To the editor: Who in the world has set up the crazy rows of cones and made it impossible for any vehicle bigger than a car or pickup to get around the group of cones on Union and Elm streets? No way emergency equipment can get through there. Get rid of the whole setup and start over with a little common sense, and … 0

Viewpoint: Give them shelter in Gaza City and beyond

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As I follow the headlines and minute-to-minute reporting re: the situation at the Israeli border with Gaza, I continue to ask this question: If Hamas has the wherewithal to construct elaborate tunnels that are 25 yards into the ground, why did they not construct underground shelters for the Gazans who now have to travel far and wide to hide inside U.N.-sponsored schools or … 0

Letter: Too much mystery in principal’s exit

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: I recently checked my property tax bill for my residence in Jaffrey. It appears that 48 percent of that revenue goes to the school district. I believe that this entitles me and the people of Jaffrey and Rindge to a complete and thorough explanation as … 0

Viewpoint: How murder trials handled in ancient Jewish society

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It is the year 783 BCE or 2977 on the Hebrew calendar. Uzziah is king of Judah. It is 30 years before the founding of Rome, 779 years prior to the birth of Jesus, 1,353 years before Mohammed’s birth, and 1,421 years prior to the Arab conquest of … 0

Letter: North Meadow will be missed

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: It was a great sadness to see a for sale sign in front of the North Meadow Family Health building and then to read, in the Ledger-Transcript, that the practice was moving to the hospital. No doubt, this is for financial (the hospital’s) reasons. I … 0

Letter: Limits on truck drivers lacking

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: Over the last month, I’ve read many articles about an amendment included in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. This amendment rolls back the current restart provision in the truck drivers’ hours of service rule. It suspends the current … 0

Letter: Solar project needs your vote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: On June 24, there was an article in the Ledger-Transcript by Jason Reimers, an attorney with BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC in Concord. Jason highlighted the success that the Monadnock region is leading the way with renewable energy projects. Our region was awarded six … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Viewpoint: About our “Give a Little Help a Lot” campaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Give a Little Help a Lot. “Yeah, yeah,” you say. “A little will help a little. I don’t have a hundred dollars to give you — 10 bucks isn’t going change a life.” Hmmmm. I disagree. Your $10 combined with my $10 just made $20. Add that to … 0

Editorial: Court’s cell phone ruling a step forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the technological age. For some people, their entire lives are stored on their cell phones, which nowadays can additionally function as cameras, camcorders, day planners, computers and phonebooks. And nearly every adult not only has a cell phone, but most carry it with them constantly. In light … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0